Recruiting Is About Relationships

I LOVE MY RECRUITING CAREER! I am asked to help companies achieve and exceed their hiring goals, provide career counseling to professionals who are climbing the corporate ladder, and get to be a small piece of the story for all parties involved.  

I have conversations with both hiring managers and job seekers on best practices, interview tips, candidate experience, and market trends. These conversations add up over time and as I share my expertise our relationship is growing. For me, it is those flourishing relationships that keeps me going….for some it is over the course of months, for some years, and even spanning over a decade. I have been introduced to spouses, siblings, cousins, best friends, colleagues, and even children in need of hiring or having career changing aspirations and IT IS AWESOME!

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For the last 14 years, I often lay awake at night thinking about who needs help and how I can best serve them, I wake up early in the morning with a passion to make a difference, and sometimes have very challenging conversations with those in transition with the purpose of motivating them to be their best self in the midst of self-doubt. 

18 months ago I helped someone transition out of public accounting into industry. This person was interested in a career pivot and was about to forego that dream and take another position in public accounting. About that same time I am having a conversation with someone that I have known for 10-12 years, have kids similar ages, and attend the same church. He starts telling me about a newly created position that he is hiring for and that it is a little non-traditional background for the role…..and a light bulb went off! I placed a phone call, made the introduction, and it was in fact a match! I LOVE THAT!!!!​

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I have been invited to birthdays, weddings, baptisms, anniversaries, and unfortunately even attended a few funerals. Each of those invitations or events were special, but last weekend was one of my favorite moments. That former public accountant just passed his CPA Exam and invited me to the celebration at his parents house with family and friends. Not only did I get the invite, but he followed up with a person call and asked for me to attend.  Saturday after the kids sports and around half-time of the Oklahoma State vs Iowa State game, I showed up. He came from a long line of CPAs and although he was no longer in the traditional accounting role, that CPA Exam was a big deal and him asking me to be there to celebrate with him was heartwarming and another reason for WHY I LOVE MY RECRUITING CAREER.



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